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I am making a character who uses two weapons at once, but this is the first time that I have attempted to make a dual-wielding character. He will have 2 attacks/round from his BAB. Two-weapon fighting gives you an extra attack with your offhand weapon.

My question is how do you calculate this offhand attack? is it the best number in your Base Attack + penalties?

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The off-hand attack is a single attack at your full BAB. You then need to factor in the penalties from 2-weapon-fighting (as explained in the manual).

For example, when fighting with an off-hand light weapon, a BAB of +9/+4, the 2WF feat and no other bonuses from abilities, magic, other feats or weapons, it would be +7/+2 from your main and +7 from your off-hand weapon.

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thank you. this helps immensely. – Novian May 6 '13 at 15:33
The numbers you give are including the adjustments from the TWF feat; you should mention that. – starwed May 7 '13 at 17:42
Fixed, thank you @Starwed – Zachiel May 7 '13 at 20:07

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